Melody and mayhem: Music, the law, and incitement to violence
The complex nexus between sound and the law – from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics.
Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?
Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?
Buildings that look like Beyoncé
Architects have been designing buildings based on the female form for decades, long before Beyoncé's silhouette in her Ghost video clip inspired a skyscraper.
Why gargoyles and gryphons keep watch over cities
From mythical beasts on churches to skilled stoneworks on rows of terraced houses, the design features of buildings map a city's history.
Sustainability hits the world stage
Tanja Beer is showcasing sustainability ideas with the world's first edible, recyclable, biodegradable stage.
Teaching Workshop breaks new ground in design technology
The VCA's Teaching Workshop has transcended from an industrial blue-collar workshop to become a cutting edge research facility.
Why you should turn off the light
While lights may make our streets safer after dark, artificial light at night has been shown to pose a range of health risks.